Free Willy 2

Topics: Free Willy, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Jason James Richter Pages: 5 (780 words) Published: August 23, 2013
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
Sherilee Oakes
Instructor Weisman
Eng. 225
27 May 2013

This film is based partially on a true story of a captive killer whale named

Keiko. Keiko also starred in parts of this film and sequels, until he became very sick

and despite everyone' help and concern he eventually died. This is a touching story

about a boy and his killer whale. This was directed by Dwight H. Little.

I intend to prove through this film, shot, music, sound, directing acting, storytelling etc.,

that humans and non-humans can form a strong bond of love and loyalty. In this case

a killer whale.

Two years ago the boy Jesse helped the whale Willy to jump into freedom.

Jesse enjoys his life with his adoptive parents, when his half brother Elvis arrives

because of the death of their mother. During a camping trip Jesse meets Willy again,

as wel as his Indian friend Randolph. A tender love develops between Jesse and Randolph's

goddaughter Nadine. Suddenly a crashed oil tanker endangers the whales, and several

animal and human lives have to be saved as well when the oil catches fire.

The Genre for this film is Action/Adventure, Drama and Family. A box office

hit in (1995). The themes are daring rescues, mischievous children, orphans. The tone

is bright, compassionate, heartwarming, sentimental, summery and warm.

Corliss, Richard (1995)Prince of Whales.

The director and the rest of the crew did a very amazing job, with all of the different

shots of the whales and the boys in the water riding the whales and playing under the

water. They really show the love between the boy and the whale. The story telling was

very believable. The actor who played the boy Jesse ( Jason James Richter) did a very

good job with his character. All of the scenes and shots were very heartwarming.

The music that was played throughout is a song titled, “Will You Be There”, sung by

Michael Jackson. It would make you cry. Goodykoontz, B. & Jacobs, C.P.. (2011).

The different sounds from Willy when he was with Jesse and the sounds from all of Willy's

family were true to life. Whales' like humans are very intelligent creatures, they also

are family oriented, they stay within their family pods for life. They have the ability to be

loyal, loving and compassionate to each other and humans if given the chance. They should

not be hunted by humans that are self centered. Whale's have got a bad rap for many years.
They will only hurt if you hurt them. In one of the scenes it show's certain human's that want to

hurt Willy and he does attack them, but does not hurt them bad, because Jesse talks to

Willy. Pfeifer, Tom (1995).

Jesse, Nadine and his half brother get the whales out to safety, but aren't able to
save themselves, when the tanker explodes and the oil catches fire. Their boat hits a
rock and starts to sink while Glen, Annie his adopted parents and friend Randolph set

out to find them in Randolph's boat while calling for help. Nadine and Elvis are air lifted to

safety by a helicopter, but young Jesse is unable to hold on and falls back into the fiery

water. The helicopter has to leave. Willy arrives and takes Jesse under the flames to the

other side. There they come upon the boat with Jesse's family and friends and they pull

Jesse up to safety. In the end the scene and shot was a little sad and at the same time very

positive and heartwarming. After Jesse is on the boat, the flames keep on traveling further

towards the boat. Willy makes certain sounds to Jesse as if to say and by the shot Willy

did not want to leave Jesse. That's when Jesse made a certain movement of his arm to

Willy to make Willy go under and leave so the flames didn't reach Willy. Willy then

understood and left.

I feel that the way this story...

References: Corliss, Richard (1995) Prince of Whales. Retrieved fromhttp://www.time.com/time/
magazine/article
Goodykoontz, B. & Jacobs, C.P. (2011) Film: Watching and Seeing, San Diego
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from http://content.ashford.edu
Pfeifer, Tom (1995). Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home.
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